34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
34 When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere will join them.
34 When they stumble, they shall receive a little help. And many shall join themselves to them with flattery,
34 When the testing is intense, they'll get some help, but not much. Many of the helpers will be halfhearted at best.
34 Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by intrigue.
34 During these persecutions, little help will arrive, and many who join them will not be sincere.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Daniel 11:34
Commentary on Daniel 11:31-45
(Read Daniel 11:31-45)
The remainder of this prophecy is very difficult, and commentators differ much respecting it. From Antiochus the account seems to pass to antichrist. Reference seems to be made to the Roman empire, the fourth monarchy, in its pagan, early Christian, and papal states. The end of the Lord's anger against his people approaches, as well as the end of his patience towards his enemies. If we would escape the ruin of the infidel, the idolater, the superstitious and cruel persecutor, as well as that of the profane, let us make the oracles of God our standard of truth and of duty, the foundation of our hope, and the light of our paths through this dark world, to the glorious inheritance above.